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that ye have done ? wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine ?
And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord ? what shall we speak ? or how shall we clear ourselves ? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants; behold, we are my lord's servants; both we, and he also, with whom the cup is found.
And he said, God forbid that I should do so; but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.
Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's cars, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant; for thou art even as Pharaoh.
My lord asked his servants, saying, Have ye a father or a brother? And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one: and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.
And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him down unto me, that I may set my eyes upon him. And we said unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father : for if he should leave his father, his father would die.
And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more. And it came to pass, when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord. And our father said, Go again, and buy us a little food.
And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest brother be with us, then will we go down : for we may not see the man's face except our youngest brother be with us.
And thy servant my father said unto us, Ye know that my wife bare me two sons. And the one went out from me, and I said, surely he is torn in pieces; and I saw him not since.
And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befa! him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
Now therefore, when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us (seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life ;) ;
It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die : and thy servant shall bring down
the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then shall I bear the blame to my father for ever.
Now therefore, I pray thee, let thy servant abide instead of the lad, a bondman to my lord ; and let the lad go up with his brethren. For how shall I go up unto my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.
LESSON XXXVI. GENESIS, CHAP. XLV.
THEN Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me: And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians, and house of Pharaoh heard. · And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph : doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him ; for they were troubled in his presence.
And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you: and they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt.
Now, therefore, be not grieved nor angry with yourselves, that you sold me hither : for God did send me before you to preserve life.
For these two years hath the famine been in the land; and yet there are five years in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
So now it was not you that sent me hither, but God: and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not.
And `thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all
that thou hast. And there will I nourish thee (for yet there are five years of famine), lest thou and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
And behold, your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin, that it is my mouth that speaketh unto you. And ye shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt, and of all that ye have seen : and ye shall haste, and bring down my father hither.
And he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck, and wept: and Benjamin wept upon his neck. Moreover he kissed all his brethren, and wept upon them: and after that his brethren talked with him.
And the fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Say unto thy brethren, This do ye; lead your beasts, and go, get ye unto the land of Canaan. And take your father and your households, and come unto me : and I will give you the good land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.
Now thou art commanded, this do ye : Take you wagons out of the land of Egypt for your little ones, and for your wives, and bring your father, and come. Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.
And the children of Israel did so: and Joseph gave them wagons according to the commandment of Pharaoh, and gave them provision for the way.
To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment: but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, and five changes of raiment. And to his father he sent after this manner: ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with corn and bread, and meat for his father by the way.
So he sent his brethren away, and they departed : and he said unto them, See that ye fall not out by the way. And they went up out of Egypt, and came into the land of Canaan unto Jacob their father, and told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them
And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them; and when he saw the wagons, which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their fa
ther revived. And Israel said, It is enough : Joseph my son is yet alive; I will go and see him before I die.
LESSON XXXVII. GENESIS, CHAP. XLVI.
And Israel took his journey with all that he had, and came to Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto the God of his father Isaac. And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
And God said, I am God, the God of thy father : fear not to go down into Egypt, for I will there make of thee a great nation. I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again; and Joseph shall put his hand upon thine eyes.
And Jacob. rose up from Beer-sheba : and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
And they took their cattle, and their goods, which they had gotten in the land of Canaan, and came into Egypt, Jacob and all his seed with him; his sons and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt.
All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six. And the sons of Joseph, which were born him in Egypt, were two souls : all the souls of the house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten.
And he sent Judah before him unto Joseph, to direct his face unto Goshen, and they came into the land of Goshen.
And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him: and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
And Israel said unto Joseph, Now let me die, since I have seen thy face, because thou art yet alive.
LESSON XXXVIII. GENESIS, CHAP. XLVII. THEN Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and behold they are in the land of Goshen. And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.
And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee : The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell : and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh; and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou ?
And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years ; few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers, in the days of their pilgrimage. And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded. And Joseph nourished his father and his brethren, and all his father's household with bread, according to their families.
And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly. And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years : so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
And the time drew nigh that Israel must die : and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt. · But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying-place. And he said, I will do as thou hast said. And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.